The next stage in the rivalry between Gordon Ryan and Felipe Pena is fast-approaching, and the full card has now been announced for Who’s Number One: Ryan v Pena 4 on February 25th, 2023. The main event is of course the fourth match between two of the planet’s top competitors, where Ryan will attempt to level the score between them to 2-2. Pena submitted him with a rear-naked choke in a no time-limit match when the pair first met, before winning on points in their second meeting at ADCC 2017. It took a few years for them to cross paths again, but when they did Ryan dominated Pena and submitted him with top pressure in another no time-limit match.
Pena has been training at ATOS ahead of their fourth match, where he will attempt to put their rivalry to bed once and for all. Shortly before these two meet on the mats, Who’s Number One has also put together a fantastic co-main event as well. Pedro Marinho will be defending his light-heavyweight title Ryan’s teammate Giancarlo Bodoni in a match that was rebooked from an earlier event after Bodoni got injured. Now the promotion has announced the rest of the card that will be supporting these two exciting matches, and they’re just as impressive.
Two-time ADCC world champion JT Torres will be competing in a rare superfight appearance against one of the most exciting young grapplers on the planet, Magid Hage. Prior to that is the only women’s match of the event, where Amanda Bruse will be facing off against another talented youngster in the form of Jasmine Rocha. There’s another New Wave Jiu-Jitsu athlete on the card as well, as Oliver Taza will be competing against Jonnatas Gracie. The final match announced for Who’s Number One: Ryan v Pena 4 is one of the most interesting in fact, as Kieran Kichuk takes on a tough challenge from Rene Sousa in the first match of the night.
The full Who’s Number One: Ryan v Pena 4 event will be available to watch live on FloGrappling.